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Cbsteffen

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Respect for Disabled Individuals
« on: April 23, 2015, 10:12:23 am »
I have demanded the law to require everyone who plans to have a job of any type of leadership to take a test on disability facts (not including trivia) before he or she gets to fill out an application for that job. I also want the only way to pass the test to be to answer all of the questions right. Tell me what you agree with and what you disagree with on what I said and why.
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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 12:26:42 pm »
I wish that could really become a reality

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 03:42:56 pm »
I disagree.  It's crazy to expect a person to know every law out there and there are new laws every day concerning disability.  I believe in equal rights but equal not special.

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 04:15:41 pm »
I disagree.  It's crazy to expect a person to know every law out there and there are new laws every day concerning disability.  I believe in equal rights but equal not special.

What do you think I am talking about? I have high-functioning autism. Anybody who has had a job that would involve leadership is the only type of person who has truly hurt my emotions by discriminating me or talking rudely or unnecessarily angrily to me.
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countrygirl12

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 06:13:13 pm »
I disagree.  It's crazy to expect a person to know every law out there and there are new laws every day concerning disability.  I believe in equal rights but equal not special.

What do you think I am talking about? I have high-functioning autism. Anybody who has had a job that would involve leadership is the only type of person who has truly hurt my emotions by discriminating me or talking rudely or unnecessarily angrily to me.

Your uncalled for anger is why I disagree.  I would never make fun of anyone whether they have a disability or not.  But to expect anyone to know ALL the laws concerning disability is crazy.  And what special laws are there concerning Autism?  My first thoughts were along the lines of allowing service dogs in places or something like that.  And you are not the only one who gets your feelings hurt.  You do not have to have a disability or the like to be made fun of or talked down to.  I am curious as to how you were discriminated against.  Lately I think the word discrimination is way over used.  Kind of like the word bully.  If you disagree with someone you are called a bully.  No, it's called having your own opinion.  Just because someone is rude to you does not mean it is because you are autistic.  Matter of fact a lot of the people who say they have autism or parents who say their kids have autism you would never know.

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 06:22:40 pm »
What do you think I am talking about? I have high-functioning autism. Anybody who has had a job that would involve leadership is the only type of person who has truly hurt my emotions by discriminating me or talking rudely or unnecessarily angrily to me.

You really think things would change if they just took a test before they applied for the job?

There's also no chance for a law like that to pass, nor should it. Not sure if it legally could be enforced in the private sector for that matter. There's always going to be people who are rude or inconsiderate. That won't change.

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 06:45:15 pm »
i am required to take all sorts of training on ethics, disability, harassment, etc. By no means, do I know all the laws associated with each topic though. That is what lawyers are for. The training is meant to educate the average person on each topic so that they are familiar with these issues. I think that is appropriate in some job settings.

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 09:41:06 pm »
I like to think I show respect for all individuals.  If we have that attitude, we don't need to know every legality.  Besides, as some have said, I don't think that's possible.  We do our best and try to improve when we fall short.

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 10:32:16 pm »
Yes!!!  A lot of employers end up being bullies with no sensitivity to physical, but especially mental disability.  They need to be trained this becuase half the time the people at the top are insensitive sons of guns!!

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2015, 04:53:29 am »
I would not pass the test

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2015, 06:21:54 am »
I believe in sensitivity training for people with disabilities, but knowing the laws is just crazy. I have a son that is autistic and would appreciate more on the job training for others. 

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2015, 12:21:36 pm »
Yes!!!  A lot of employers end up being bullies with no sensitivity to physical, but especially mental disability.  They need to be trained this becuase half the time the people at the top are insensitive sons of guns!!

Just because someone is rude or you think they are disrespectful does not mean they are a bully.  That word is WAY over used.   These days people are just looking for something to be mad about.  They are looking for a reason to complain or to get somebody in trouble on their job.  And I disagree with the ones at the top being insensitive.  They are usually the ones who apologize when someone lower down the chain gets media attention for simply upholding the policy of the company.

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2015, 12:28:19 pm »
I would not pass the test

No one could pass a test where they are required to know every law there is concerning disability.  And these days a stumped toe is called a disability.

I believe in sensitivity training for people with disabilities, but knowing the laws is just crazy. I have a son that is autistic and would appreciate more on the job training for others. 

Sensitivity training is just plain stupid.  I currently work with the public.  I am nice to people as long as they are nice to me.  Even if they are not I am not mean back but I don't stand there and take the abuse.  No amount of training will make people be nice to others.  People are what they are.  And no class is going to change that.  By the time you are old enough to get a job you should know not to make fun of others.  For ANY reason.


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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2015, 02:08:27 pm »
I believe in treating anyone and everyone fairly. I had as my stock man at work who was a deaf mute. Loved him.  He was one of the hardest working men I ever knew and I could depend on him. The only thing was he could get really bossy if he caught me  doing something I was not suppose to do such as pick up something heavy.  Oh you have never been chewed out until  a deaf mute  does it.  I had a very bad car wreck and he was so careing about it.  Anyone who got him as an employee should consider them selves very lucky.

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Re: Respect for Disabled Individuals
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2015, 03:26:19 pm »
I feel for you Cbsteffen, but I don't think a pre-employment test is a practical solution.  We need to start younger, in school, with sensitivity training and mental health awareness.  Even the assistance people in my town could use it.  So if schools teach the kids the kids will take it home and conversations will be started.  Parents will realize what they're doing and become better people and it'll spiral up from there.  In the meantime we should all be the kindest, best people we can be.  We need to be the change we want to see.  We can change the world this way.  :peace: :highfive: :angel11:

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